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FromSoftware’s VR title Déraciné gets a release date

Dark Souls, Bloodborne studio’s PSVR exclusive comes out this November

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Dark Souls developer FromSoftware’s next title, Déraciné, has a release date. The first-person VR game, which was announced at this year’s E3 in Los Angeles, is set to launch on Nov. 6. Produced in partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Japan Studio, the $29.99 game will be a PlayStation VR exclusive. Today’s announcement was accompanied by a release trailer, which is embedded above.

Japan Studio producer Masaaki Yamagiwa wrote today on the PlayStation Blog, describing Déraciné as “a classic adventure game brought to life by VR technology.”

“Players take the role of an unseen faerie who appears in an old secluded boarding school where six boys and girls and their aging headmaster live,” Yamagiwa said. “As you explore a world where time stands still, you will gather a great number of hints, and a story will emerge as you put these fragments of information together.”

While the trailer looks bright and airy, the dialogue is a bit ominous. An unknown speaker states that faeries have the power over life and death, both giving and taking “the time one has to live.”

While a VR adventure game might seem unusual for the developer of Bloodborne, FromSoftware is also currently working on another highly technical action role-playing game called Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. From what we’ve seen, Déraciné looks like an interesting diversion from its more recent Souls games, and an opportunity for the studio to flex its storytelling muscles.

Déraciné will have a digital version available from the PlayStation Store and a physical version available only at GameStop.

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